Don't know if you got some tips yet, but as an budding tele skier you don't need anything super fancy. My first pair of tele skis were 195cm Blizzard Luxury Cruisers, wood core, metal sheet top, straight as an arrow and heavier than a block of cement. My friend wanted to put them in his couch for support, and I took them off his hands instead.
Once you get the hang of it, then you can spend the loot, but for now I'd do some scrounging.
"Yes, I've got the desert in my toe nails."--Mick Jagger